Photos from the ARF Garden Tour

Always a wonderful tour, ARF really outdid itself for its 30th year garden extravaganza.

Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

The Landis Garden — Love the reveal and the quiet spot beside the water and beyond the climbing rose covered arbor. That’s where you’d find me for evening cocktails. — Hamptons Party Girl
Edmund Hollander created an English garden for Rosalind and Ken Landis with perennial borders and a cutting garden for this traditional shingle-style house, overlooking Georgica Pond, when it was newly constructed. After eighteen years, the grounds had outgrown their intended look and were ready for a redesign and renovation. Christopher LaGuardia Design Group removed plants and opened up the view to the water, and with strategic plantings added depth and texture to the property, guaranteeing color all season long.

The Moss Garden — A single mown path transports, creating myriad destinations (some of them quite unexpected) from which to view this expansive property. I predict that we will see a lot more mown paths in the future.  –Hamptons Party Girl
The garden of Susan Calhoun and Charlie Moss was designed by noted landscape designer Edwina von Gal. Their house was originally the Wainscott post office, which Susan and Charlie moved from Main Street in the spring of 1978 and which has been much modified and expanded over the years. They have created comfortable outdoor spaces and transitions from lawn and garden to meadow and view, with each component of the landscape given the freedom to grow as it wishes.

The Fuller Garden — Appropriately named as this garden is bursting with lovely plantings. Even though I’m a tennis player, I especially appreciate that the owner turned a sunken tennis court into a showplace for flowers. And she’s done it all without the help of a gardener. Bravo! — Hamptons Party Girl

When Gillian Spreckels Fuller bought her home in Sagaponack, the first thing she did was replace the tennis court with a garden. The garden occupies her mind year-round and she looks at it as huge experiment. She aims for something English, but admits she is not quite sure how to accomplish it, as the borders have been extended four times.

The Hughes Garden — Another mown path, though this one, in front of the house, seemed to be seldom taken by tour-goers. I loved it almost as much as I did the water views. — Hamptons Party Girl

The Garden of Bettysue and Jeffrey Hughes in Bridgehampton, which was created by Edmund Hollander and featured in his book “Gardens for the New Country Place,” were designed to fit the architecture of the house and its surrounding landscape. The stepped gardens between the house and the garage building are linked by a brick path to the semicircular stone terrace traced with creeping thyme.

The Corzine Garden — Tropical and adventurous, this garden felt like a trip to Thailand. I especially enjoyed the dramatic drop to the pool and the assorted bird feeders throughout.
— Hamptons Party Girl

Renowned furniture designer and interior decorator Nancy Corzine was most excited about her garden when she was building her dream house in Bridgehampton. She filled the grounds with indigenous bushes, trees and grasses, picking each piece herself, always with an eye toward restraint. Her greatest pleasure is the wildlife that the garden attracts.

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